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Effects and So Forth

I love home. It’s not the particular house, really, just wherever I live. But it only becomes home upon unpacking, right? When I heard Maureen O’Hara tell John Wayne “I need my things about me” in the Quiet Man, it struck a nerve. Even though those things may not be worth much, they’re dear to

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Another Evil Bank Taken to the Cleaners

So many things about this bug the ever-loving shit out of me. Bank of America to pay $16.6 million to resolve U.S. sanctions violations Bank of America Corp’s banking unit (BAC.N) agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed several hundred transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U.S. sanctions, the

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Obstructionist

Thesaurus.com now lists ‘obstructionist’ as right-winger.     Dictionary.com hasn’t gone completely round the bend yet. YET.  

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Ancestry DNA vs. FTDNA Family Finder

I did FTDNA’s Family Finder a few weeks ago. The results were clear and they matched me with a 2nd cousin! So, after talking with Boudicca a bit I decided to try Ancestry’s DNA test. They’ve a huge database of both documents and people. It works essentially the same way; after the test they show

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Why Do I Have To Know These Things?

Welcome to the old theme. Thanks to a heads-up from Dave yesterday I (he) discovered that comments were gone. Like a bad magic act disappeared ‘em. So… what’s old is new again. Yep, I’ve been absent… my head is up my own ass much too regularly to be healthy.

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Doctor My Eyes

Sunset one evening. The blue bit reminded me of a child who just doesn’t want to go to bed…

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